Faye Bradbrook, Director and Teacher
“I’m Faye, director, teacher and founder of DramaWorks (2008). I’m from the UK and have been living in Budapest since 2006. I trained as an actress and dancer with the YEM Theatre School, and gained my teaching diplomas with the London College of Music at Thames Valley University and the Professional Teachers of Dance. On moving to Budapest I also qualified as an English teacher.
In 2001 I started the ‘Little Dragon Theatre Company' where I worked as a director, dance/drama teacher and entertainer, directing theatre shows and children’s theatrical parties.
In 2020 I’m lucky enough to celebrate 20 of teaching and performing. I fell in love with performing arts in my early teens, I found it magical to be in shows, to dance and explore a world of stories and characters through acting. I always enjoyed the buzz of live theatre and the journey of creating a show. But I think it was after teaching my first class that I realised what that magic meant to me and what it would bring to my students. I believe the imagination is a wonderful tool for teaching and the essence of acting.
Alongside teaching I continue to work as professional actress on stage, in films and as a voice-over artist. I have a website for acting WWW.FAYEBRADBROOK.COM ”
Ivett Gregor, Drama and ESL Teacher
Ivett qualified as an early year’s teacher with a BA Early Childhood Education, Eötvös Loránd University. She also holds a Teaching Young Leaners ESL Certificate with Cambridge. She specialised in incorporating drama, music and stories to develop children’s language skills, self-confidence and creativity. She spent some time working in the USA in a Montessori kindergarten and in bilingual kindergartens in Hungary.
Ivett has been a valued and much respected member of the DramaWorks team since 2015. She brings a wonderful level of energy and enthusiasm to every class and the children are always excited to be there. She has played a key role in developing our mini-drama classes for little ones, directing playful musicals which gives even our youngest students a chance to shine. Through DramaWorks curricular programmes Ivett works closely in schools as an ESL teacher and primary drama teacher.
Christine Grace Szarko, Acting, Music Theatre and Film Teacher
Christine was pleased to have joined the DramaWorks team in September of 2017. A passionate performer and believer in the value of the arts, Christine has bought a wonderful enthusiasm and valuable experience to her classes. From our youth classes through to adults, she is able to adapt her skillset and bring out the best in every student. Her classes are fun and energetic, developing student’s practice of a broad range of performance methods, music theatre knowledge and film acting.
Christine began dancing and acting at a very young age and continued into a career in modern and contemporary dance as a performer and choreographer, and later as a producer and artistic director of companies, collectives, musical theatre revues, and as a master teacher and adjudicator.
She trained in Vancouver and New York, earning two diplomas in Modern Dance and Performance, as well as two in Horticulture and Landscape Design; after all, life is all about growing.
Alongside teaching Christine is also a professional film and commercial actor.
Scott Alexander Young, Acting and Writing Private Coach
Scott joined the DramaWorks team in 2017. As a busy working actor and professional writer he brings a broad range of experience to his coaching. He has a natural ability to develop students’ confidence in their performing abilities, spoken skills and preparation for auditions.
Despite only returning to acting in his 40s, Scott is now a busy character actor, represented worldwide by acting agency Boland & Reeve. He has acted in a vast number of films and TV shows, playing a wide range of characters: from Russian secret service in Red Sparrow to the grubbiest cook in the Royal Navy in The Terror. Scott also had a principal cast role as Hal B. Wallis, the Hollywood producer in Curtiz, the forthcoming movie set behind the scenes of Casablanca, the 1942 classic. As a teacher, Scott knows the importance of good mentors. After all, it was the wrong kind of start that kept him out of the business until he was a mature man. He definitely tailors his private lessons to the needs of individual students, with the emphasis always on encouraging and nurturing talent.
Marysia Ananiewska, Private Singing Teacher
For students who which to study singing at a technical level Marysia offers enjoyable and professional vocal coaching. She has a kind and encouraging manner which builds confidence and vocal skills.
Marysia is from Moscow (Russia) where she graduated from a music training faculty at the university in Moscow with an MA degree, in edition to the vocal training program at the Moscow College of Improvised Music. Marysia has been working as a music teacher for over 13 years during which she worked with children and adults of all ages, backgrounds and experiences.
Her approach is based on creating a comfortable atmosphere by introducing the technique through student's favourite tunes along with deep training of muscles involved in singing and improved breathing.
Alongside her teaching career she was recording and performing her own music, was running art projects and curating a charity foundation for teaching arts to underprivileged children.